Today, January 23, the Church commemorates Saint Clement, Bishop of Ankara, Saint Martyr Agathangelos and Saint Dionysius of Olympus, who was born in Thessaly at the end of the 15th century AD.
His pious parents Nicholas and Theodora raised him in Christianity and from childhood taught him to love truth, wisdom, temperance and general virtue.
After the death of his parents, he went to Meteora in order to become a monk and then to the Philotheou Monastery, on Mount Athos. He went on a pilgrimage visit to the Holy Land and, upon request, settled in the Skete of Veroia, Macedonia.
His craving for quietness, and his desire to avoid becoming a bishop, brought him to Mount Olympus in Pieria, where he first practiced and later founded a monastery, still surviving, which was bombed during the Second World War.
Having received the gift of healing from God, Saint Dionysius healed those who sought refuge to the monastery with faith and humility.
Even after falling asleep in the Lord, his grace-gushing relics is a source of miracle for those who faithfully and reverently need his intercession.
Source: Church of Cyprus